WISER webinar recording available: The Triple Dividend of Resilience: from concept to application

The Triple Dividend of Resilience (TDR) Framework was developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London School of Economics (LSE), and the World Bank in 2016 to address the common perception that investing in disaster/ climate resilience will only yield benefits once disaster strikes. Existing methods of appraising disaster risk management and adaptation investments undervalue the significant societal and economic benefits from taking action early rather than later. Hence decision-makers view these investments as a gamble that only pays off in the event of a disaster. However, there is increasing evidence that building resilience yields significant and tangible benefits, even if a disaster does not happen for many years.

This webinar was the 6th in a series of internal/public WISER TRANSFORM webinars to promote cross-program learning and share outputs from the WISER program with external audiences. The goal of the webinar was to share learning from case studies in Africa and Southeast Asia on the use of the TDR framework to evaluate the benefits of improved Early Warning information/climate services.

The event was hosted in collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance members who participated in the Webinar were LSE, Grantham Research Institute of Climate Change and the Environment; and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The webinar  drew panelists from WISER TRANSFORM and the Alliance to discuss and demonstrated:
  • how the TDR can be realized,
  • how it helps to strengthen the resilience narrative, and
  • how this wider understanding of resilience benefits can influence project design and implementation.


Watch the recording:



  1. Swenja Surminski – Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  2. Emily Wilkinson – Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  3. Carter Brandon – World Resources Institute (WRI)
  4. Thomas Tanner – Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) SOAS University of London
  5. Ulrich Volz – Centre for Sustainable Finance and Department of Economics, SOAS University of London
  6. Viktor Roezer – Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics


Download the full webinar presentation HERE.

Access the webinar Q&As HERE.